Introducing University of Miami x Parley
In collaboration with The University of Miami and adidas, we are championing the movement to protect the oceans on a new playing field: collegiate football. For the 2018 season, the Miami Hurricanes (a.k.a. The Canes) will compete in the first-ever football uniforms featuring repurposed and upcycled materials created in partnership with Parley.
The new uniforms will make their on-field debut for the Hurricanes’ season opener against Louisiana State University at the 2018 AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on September 2.
“Our players and staff are excited to wear the new adidas Parley jerseys and gear for our season opener. We’re also excited that adidas and Parley are teaming up with UM to help promote sustainability around the world. Community service has always been an integral part of our football program, and this partnership with adidas and Parley helps us continue those efforts.”
– Mark Richt, University of Miami head football coach
“The City of Miami – and the University of Miami – are forever linked to the ocean.”
– Blake James, University of Miami Director of Athletics
The Miami x Parley A1 uniform features “The U’s” home jersey orange colorway accompanied by accents in tribute to our mutual mission to end marine plastic pollution. The jersey sleeve caps and striped white pants feature a wave print fusing Miami’s signature dark green with the EQT green colorway made popular by adidas x Parley. Subliminal tonal palm trees on the sides of the jersey pay homage to South Floridian landscapes and the environment that enriches the biodiverse local ecosystem. The literal thread tying the Miami jersey to Parley is continued in a green stitched pattern within the white block numbers.
Starting August 27, the Miami x Parley A1 uniforms will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science to launch a fund for educational research.
The mission of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is to deepen collective knowledge of our planet through cutting-edge scientific research on the oceans, atmosphere, geology, biota, and the human dimension, while training the next generation of scientists.
Each fall, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science welcomes 100-plus undergraduate students who are eager to dig into their studies in the marine sciences. To enhance and expand the first year experience, Rosenstiel will develop a fund from the adidas x Parley auction proceeds that will provide the resources to support a one-day “research at sea” cruise for all first-year students aboard the research vessel Walton Smith. The cruise will provide a hands-on experiential learning opportunity that has never before been available for first-year students.